Sep 20, 2012 12:00pm CDT
in federal court after his arrest last friday. the fbi says undercover agents provided dowd with a fake car bomb after he made comments about wanting to commit a jihad attack. his attorney calls it a case of entrapment. the number of west nile cases reported across the united states jumped by 19 percent this week. west nile virus is spread to humans from infected mosquitoes. the centers for disease control and prevention says more than 3100 west nile cases have been reported so far this year.. and 134 people have died from the disease. almost 40 percent of all cases have been reported in texas. other states with large number of west nile cases include mississippi, michigan, south dakota, louisiana, oklahoma, and california. the kroger grocery chain is voluntarily recalling bagged spinach over fears of listeria contamination. no illnesses have been reported. the recall affects "fresh selections tender spinach" in 10 ounce bags. the spinach has a "best if used by" date of september 16th. it was sold at kroger stores in illinois and a dozen other states.. and at several other grocery stores.
Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm CDT
a building with a car bomb. the bomb turned out to be a dud and the seller an undercover fbi agent. prosecutors say daoud refused several offers to back out of the bombing plot. daoud's defense lawyer claims his client is just a misguided teenager, and the feds set him up. he'll stay in jail until his arraignment, about a week from now. the former comptroller of dixon illinois is facing a new round of charges. rita crundwell was indicted yesterday on 60 counts of theft... for allegedly embezzling more than 50 million dollars from the city, and using it to support her horse-breeding business. she was already facing a single federal count of wire fraud. she has pleaded not guilty to the federal charge. g-m is recalling more than 400,000 cars to fix a problem that could lead the vehicles to roll... when drivers think they're in park. the cars in question are the chevy malibu, the pontiac g-6 and and the saturn aura. the model years are 2007 through 2010... and the cars have automatic transmissions. g-m says it's aware of four crashes related to the problem but no injuries. the car